Community Updates

The community updates page centralizes information including links to community and newcomer services, funding opportunities, media release, research reports and related resources. Please click  the category below to access relevant information or scroll down to read further.


Community Programs

Community Cafe hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East 

Fitness Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

Food Bank Hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East

Fun for Seniors – Senior’s Cafe

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Program

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Walk-in Clinic

Senior’s Cafe – Fun for Seniors_Dorset Park Hub

Sisters Connected – Program for aged 15 – 22 at CICS

Women’s Wellness Patois at Malvern

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Education and Language Programs

ELT in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Engineering,…. at TDSB

English Conversation Classes -MFRS

English Conversation Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

English Courses for Adult Immigrants @ Wadern Adult Education Centre

ESL Classes at TSDB – Scarborough 

Free ESL Classes in Scarborough … SPECIAL FOCUS_TDSB

Frontier College – LBS Programs for Youth and Adults at New Location 

Language for Workplace Connections @ ACCES Employment 

LINC Full time and Part time classes at Midland & Finch

Literacy and Basic Skills Classes at St Leonard Adults Education Centre

Literacy & Basic Skills Literacy Classes for Youth and Adults – Scarborough Frontier College 

Literacy, Math and Computer Classes_Frontier College 


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Employment Support

ACCES Employment – Bridging Programs Contact Information

ACCES Employment Job Connections Programs

After School Program for Youth Ages 10 to 18 @ CICS Immigrant Resource Centre

Bridging Program_Healthcare, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology and Office Administration

Business Office Skills – Free Program for women interested in entry-level office Admin & Customer service 

Coaching-to-Career Program

CPAC Gateway to Banking and Finance Employment Program 

Employment Service @ Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Free Certificate Training Program at New Circles Community Services 

Healthcare Connections_Alternative Career Options for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals 

HOPES – Building Strengths for Work 

HOPES -Building Strengths for Work – A program for Newcomers Struggling with Resettlement Stress 

Mentorship Program at CICS

Sales and Marketing Connections – ACCES Employment

The Mentoring Partnership at Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Youth Job Connection – Paid Pre-employment Training 

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Funding Opportunities & Call for Proposals

New Funding for Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives_Contact Canadian Heritage 

OCASI Professional Education and Training Project (PET) 

Toronto Urban Health Fund – Letter of Intent Submission_Oct 24, 2018_Deadline for full application_Feb 13, 2019  

Youth Innovative Fund – Youth Innovation Stream_Expression of Interest Deadline: December 11, 2018 

Youth Innovative Fund – System Innovations Stream_Expression of Interest Deadline: December 11, 2018 

Youth Innovative Fund – System Innovations Stream_Registration Deadline: November 21, 2018 and Grant Application Deadline: December 11, 2018 

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Funding Opportunities – Ongoing Call for Proposals

Career Focus Local and Regional Projects 

Foreign Credential Recognition Program 

Metcalf Foundation Opportunity Fund – improve the economic livelihoods of Toronto’s working poor 

Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease 

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Health Programs

Access to Health Care and Family Doctor for LGBTQ Newcomers 

Breakthrough – Counselling and Seminars 

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program @ Carefirst

Carefirst Community Cardiovascular -Prevention and Rehabilitation Program

Caregiver Support Group for people with Alzheimer’s Disease @ Carefirst

Caregiver Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association_Overview

Chronic Disease Management Program at Carefirst

Drop-in group therapy sessions for women dealing with substance abuse issues in the Scarborough Community 

Food for thought – A Healthy Lifestyle Series Workshops at SCHC

Free Dental Clinic by Toronto Public Health for Children, Parents and Seniors 

Free Service for Parents Coping with a Crying Infant Birth- 3 years

Grab Some Good – Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Healthy Food @ EXRESSMART Scarborough 

Health Care Services for People without Insurance in Toronto

Online course on Refugee Mental Health in French

Primary Care in French Now in Scarborough at TAIBU Community Health Centre

Project H E A L _ Free Program for Newcomers

Renal Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Scarborough Postpartum Support Network – Counseling, Education, Support Groups and Referral for New Parent

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Housing and Legal Services

2015 Rent Increase Guideline 

John Howard Society – Supporting new Beginnings

John Howard Society – Supporting the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of persons who have been in conflict with the law

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Families 

New Circles – Do you need clothing – Gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories 

New Program – Comprehensive Reintegration-Rehabilitation Services for Individuals who have been trafficked

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario Programs in Scarborough

Toronto Rent Bank for Low Income Families 

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News/Media Release/ Newsletters


Healthy & Whole Fall 2018 – SCHC Newsletter 

Healthy & Whole_ SCHC Summer 2018 Newsletter  

Toronto South LIP Newsletter_October 2018 

Media Release

Canada and Portugal Youth Mobility Arrangement Now in Effect_Nov 30, 2018 – New !

Innovative collaboration benefits Chinese Alipay users as Ant Financial’s Zhima reports are now accepted for visitor visa applications_Nov 23, 2018 – New !

Ontario Helping Greenhouse Farmers Innovate and Succeed_

Ontario Supporting Research, Innovation and Job Creation in Thunder Bay – Province Invests in New World-Class Facility at Lakehead University_

5th Annual Scarborough Community Safety Week_Oct 15 to 26, 2018_Media Release 

A new way forward for some immigration application processing times_Aug 09, 2018 

Ban on Disconnection of Homes this Winter for Customers of Electricity Distributors – Frequently Asked Questions 

Businesses and communities across Canada to benefit from increased immigration_Oct 31, 2018 

Canada and Australia Announce Amendment to Youth Mobility Arrangement_Aug 28, 2018 

Canada expands its biometrics screening program – Facilitating travel to Canada while keeping Canadians safe_Jul 30, 2018 

Canadian Football League Hosts Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies in Spirit of Diversity is Strength Campaign_Aug 18, 2018 

Canada’s immigration system continues to innovate and deliver better service_Aug 13, 2018 

Citizenship Week Welcomed 6442 New Canadians – Going to great heights with Canada’s newest citizens_Oct 15, 2018 

City of Toronto honours Métis people at flag-raising for Louis Riel Day_Nov 16, 2018 

Combating fires and carbon-monoxide poisoning in Toronto_Nov 19, 2018

Ford Government Making OHIP+ More Cost-Effective_June 30, 2018 

Global Skills Strategy: Reflecting on a Year of Success_Jun 13, 2018 

Government of Canada to improve application intake system and accept more sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents_August 20, 2018 

Government of Canada launches first Poverty Reduction Strategy_Aug 21, 2018 

Government of Canada announces $50 million in funding for temporary housing for asylum claimants_Jun 01, 2018

Government of Canada providing assistance to Toronto for asylum seeker housing_Jul 16, 2018

Immigration Minister announces key initiatives to promote Francophone immigration from pre-arrival to citizenship_Nov 07, 2018

infolettre d’avril 2018- Expérience Globale Ontario 

Members of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration maintain collective efforts to address the asylum claimant situation_Aug 14, 2018 

Minister Blair meets with Mayor John Tory to discuss housing assistance for asylum seekers_Aug 03, 2018 

Minister Hussen wraps up trip to Uganda and Tanzania_Aug 08, 2018 

New Visa Application Centres open in Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe and Africa_Nov 02, 2018 

Ontario Government Connecting People with Addictions to Treatment and Rehabilitation_Oct 22, 2018 

Ontario’s Government for the People Promoting Public Health, Community Safety and Protecting Youth_Oct 16, 2018 

Taking Canadian Citizenship to New Heights This Citizenship Week_Oct 05, 2018 

The Province Wants Your Ideas for a Made-in-Ontario Plan_Oct 19, 2018 

Voices of Racialized Communities Needed in 2018 Municipal Election – Media Release_Sep 26, 2018 

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Research and Reports

Finding the Right Ingredients – Labour Market Considerations for Toronto’s Food & Beverage Processing Sector_Sep 2017 – New !

Results of the 2018 Street Needs Assessment Report – New !

Stemming the Gray Tide – 2018_Understand the Lived Experiences of Toronto’s Employed – Research – New !

Global Community Resource Guide_2018 

Summary Report: Preventing revictimization* and use of Aggression following girls’ maltreatment 

2016 Report card – Child & Youth Mental Health – Children’s Mental Health Ontario 

An Evidence-informed guide to supporting people with depression in the workplace

A Basic Income for Canadians – What Would Change – January 2017 

Building Inclusive Cities Case Study – Toronto-Planning for Diversity, Inclusion and Urban Resilience 

C2C – Building Toronto, Creating Community Report_October 2014 

Calgary LIP – Survey of Newcomers – Fall 2017 Summary Report_February 2018 

Canadians supportive of immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: survey_Aug 17, 2018 

Chronic Low Income Among Immigrants in Canada and its Communities_Sep 29, 2017 

CLEO’s Centre for Research and Innovation -New discussion paper: Linking health literacy and legal capability 

Community Engagement Session – TSH Strategic Plan Report_October 2014 

Community Impact – Toronto Youth Equity Strategy_January 2014

Consumers Road – Community Services and Facilities Study_May 27, 2015  

Educational and Labour Market Outcomes of Childhood Immigrants by Admission Class_Apr 25, 2016 

Eglinton East LRT Presentation_May 18, 2016 

Election Ontario makes voting easy – Fact sheet 

Environmental Scan of food security networks in Toronto_July 2016 

Envisioning Justice for Migrant Workers – A Legal Needs Assessment_March 2018 

Exploring the Intersections – Immigrant and Refugee Women Fleeing Violence and Experiencing Homelessness 

Express Entry – Mid Year Report – July 2015 

Financial Literacy – Resources for Newcomers to Canada by SEDI 

First bulletin of the 2015 C2C City Budget campaign 

Get Emergency Ready – Personal Preparedness Guide_March 2015 

Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace – Public Consultations Report – What we Heard     

Immigrant Entrepreneurship – Barriers and Facilitators to Growth_2017 

Immigrant Friendly Cities Report_ February 14, 2014

Income Security – A Roadmap for Change_October 2017 

Income support recipients are in worse or no better health than their peers. Why is social assistance failing at this important objective?

International Students, Immigration and Earnings Growth – The Effect o a Pre-immigration Canadian University Education_Aug 2017 

Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrant Women Who Arrive as Dependants of Economic Immigrant Principal Applicants_Feb 27, 2017 

Literacy Now -Exploring challenges, capacities and opportunities for improved literacy in Kingston Galloway-Orton Park_ KGO Literacy Report_March 2018 

New rules about working while getting Employment Insurance as of Aug 12, 2018 

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres Using Technology to Better Support Survivors – Literature Review_2018 

Ontario’s Immigration Strategy – Progress Report 2017 

Portraits 2017 – Immigration & Diversity – Mowat Centre 

Refugee Claimants – Myths and Facts 

Resilient Neighbourhood Economies – A Foundation’s strategic learning from a three-year investment in local communities_April 2016 

Safe Employment Integration of Recent Immigrants and Refugees – Report_March 2018 

Separation and Divorce – Child Support Guide_2018

Settlement Needs of Newcomer Children – Research Synthesis Report_July 2015 

Skills Proficiency of Immigrants in Canada – Findings from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

Spaces of encounter – Social and Cultural Integration experiences of French- speaking immigrants and refugees in Francophone minority communities_Jan 2017 

Summary Report – Preventing Revictimization and Use of Aggression Following Girls Maltreatment – A Life Course Approach 

Supporting Refugee Students in Canada – Building on What We Have Learned in the Past 20 Years_2017 

TALKING ACCESS & EQUITY – A Profile of City of Toronto Residents – Who Speak Neither Official Language_July 2018 Report 

Taking Action Against Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Including IslamoPhobia – Report of Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage_February 2018

The Economy Resilience of Newcomers – Exploring Newcomer Entrepreneurship – report 

The Impact of Accessible Pharmacare on Health 

The Labour Market Experiences of Newcomers and Key Role of Settlement Agencies_Feb 13, 2018 

The Invisible Burden – Policy Records and the Barriers to Employment in Ontario_Feb 2018 

To Prosperity – Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy_June 25, 2015 

Toronto Police Service_The Police Community Engagement Review Report_Phase II 

Transition from Temporary Foreign Workers to Permanent Residents, 1990 to 2014_February 2017 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – Call to Action – 2015 

Volunteer Management Blueprint_June 2018 

Welcoming Diversity- The Role of Local and Civil Society Initiatives in Integrating Newcomers_June 2018

Your guide to the Employment Standards Act 

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Settlement Support Programs

ACSA Newcomer Centre Services and Programs

Active Living Centre for Seniors 

Affiche Services en francais à Scarborough commune 

‘Afterschool Newcomer Hubs’ for youth

Building On Neighbourhood Diversity (BOND) – Weekly Drop-in for LGBTIQ+ Youth 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at Storefront 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at TAIBU – Malvern 

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)_ French

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)

Girls United – Empower Yourself and Share Experience_Program for Young Women 

La Passarelle – Brochure Settlement service Scarborough 

LGBTQ Support program by ASAAP in Scarborough 

Next Stop Canada – Online Pre-arrival Programs 

Newcomer Settlement Services_SAFSS

Newcomer Youth Program at East Metro 

Our House – Your House_Strengthening Families Program – EMYS 

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE – Community Safety Dog Walking -Community Walking Initiative 

Youth & Family Counselling @ Malvern Family Resource Centre 

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